see my post, as well as the original open letter.
Netflix does not pay for the content it sells to NZers (and Ozzie). It pays for content it sells to Americans.
A more analagous situation regarding Amazon, would be if this happened:
1) NZer orders DVD from Amazon
2) Amazon grabs a DVD they purchased from, say, Sony Pictures that they might otherwise sell to an American.
3) Instead of sending out the DVD to the NZer, they just make a copy of it and send the copy without telling Sony Pictures or paying them any royalties
4) Next time a NZer orders a DVD, amazon make another copy, incur basically no cost, and ship that copy again.
5) They continue to do this, selling copies of DVDs to NZers at reduced prices, because they aren't incurring the major costs of actually providing the DVD (i.e. buying them in the first place)
If that sort of thing was happening, then rightly mightyape.co.nz would get pretty peeved that they incur the costs to the suppliers by providing 'genuine DVDs', where Amazon is getting away with incurring no costs by providing copies they have no right to sell.
Not quite, it is more like
0) Amazon buys the rights from Sony Pictures to duplicate DVDs to sell to Americans. They pay a fee acceptable to Sony based on who knows what, presumably projected volume of sales.
1) NZer orders DVD from Amazon using an American delivery address.
2) Amazon makes a copy according to their agreement with Sony.
3) Amazon send the copy to the US address and pay Sony according to their agreement
4) Next time a NZer orders a DVD, amazon makes another copy, and incurs the same cost as in #3
5) They continue to do this, selling copies of DVDs to NZers at reduced prices, because they have a better purchase price with Sony than their NZ based competitors are able to obtain